This Renaissance Revival style structure made of Texas pink granite quarried at Granite Mountain in nearby Marble Falls was completed in 1988. The Texas Capitol stands as gracious and grand as Texas itself is the largest state capitol building in the nation.
Visitors can choose to walk through the capitol themselves or take a free regularly scheduled guided tour. We suggest the tour. Not only are the guides interesting and informative, they will point out details you might miss and can also take you into areas otherwise locked, such as the Senate and House chambers, which are definitely worth a look. Located next to the Capitol is the Capitol Visitors Center which is chocked full of information. Whether your questions regard history, camping, bus tours, or public restrooms, the folks here have the answers, not just for the Capitol, but for Austin and Central Texas. The Capitol Visitors Center is very much a recommended stop.
Capitol Address: 1100 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701 Capitol Visitors Center Address: 112 E 11th St., Austin TX 78701
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TexasState History Museum
This downtown Museum just North of the State Capitol is a must visit for visitors of all ages, but kids will love the colorful exhibits, many of them interactive, which present the story of Texas from before we were even called Texas. The Museum also contains Austin's only IMAX ® Theatre, and the one-of-a-kind Texas Spirit Theater, featuring both unique feature presentations as well as a schedule of new shows and films. The museum is three stories full of Texas history telling the "Story of Texas", it starts you out in the 1500s when the Spanish explorers arrived on up through the 1800s when we fought Santa Anna's Mexican Army to triumph which led to Texas being the Republic of Texas, then later joining other states to become the 28th state, on up to the 19th century when Texas massively grew in population from the discovery of black gold, "oil".
We recommend parking under the museum when you visit, and we highly recommend that stop here first before you visit the State Capitol.
Address: 1800 North Congress Ave., Austin TX 78701
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LBJ Presidential Library & Museum
LBJ's terms as Vice President and President encompassed the turbulent 1960s to include the Cuban missile crisis, the civil rights movement, the War on Poverty, the assasinations of President John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Vietnam War.
One of the greatest expressions of political tradition is that of a Presidential Library and this Presidential Library and Museum dedicated to Lyndon Baines Johnson, our 36th president, is no exception, it is a must see. Here visitors will learn about Lyndon Johnson's long and colorful political career, view mementos of the lives of the President and Lady Bird Johnson, and visit a detailed replica of the Oval Offcie as it was during Johnson's time as President.
Address: 2313 Red river St., Austin TX 78705
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University of Texas Tower
Just look up when you're on the UT campus and you'll find this 307-foot landmark, which stands at he very heart of the campus. The 27-story tower was constructed in 1937 on the site of the university's first academic building, Old Main.
You can tour the top of the Tower (the observation deck), however we recommend that you call in advance to gt your tickets to the UT Tower office at this number 512-475-6633. For more information, please be sure to visit their website below.
Address: 2398 Inner Campus Dr, Austin, TX 78705
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University of Texas Sports Facilities
From the University of Texas Athletics website you can get all the information you need about any Texas Longhorn Sport to include game schedules, tickets, highlights, videos, interviews, rosters on up to an online apparel store.
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The History Center, which served as the city’s library for nearly 50 years, now houses the leading local history collections in the state. Here, visitors will find more than one million items documenting the history of Austin from before it was founded to the present day.
The center has received national recognition for its collection of more than 600,000 photographic images, which document the people, events, architecture, and social customs of the region.
Address: 810 Guadalupe St., Austin TX 78701
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